Isaak's 'Tonight' Arrives Next Month
Reprise has set a Feb. 12 release date for Chris Isaak's first album in four years. "Always Got Tonight" is Isaak's first set since 1998's "Speak of the Devil," and its 12 songs follow in the artist'sReprise has set a Feb. 12 release date for Chris Isaak's first album in four years. "Always Got Tonight" is Isaak's first set since 1998's "Speak of the Devil," and its 12 songs follow in the artist's trademark style of vintage pop and smooth, guitar-based rock.
"Always Got Tonight" includes "American Boy," the theme song from Isaak's musical comedy series "The Chris Isaak Show," which premieres its second season on Showtime on Sunday (Jan. 6). The show, which follows Isaak through fictional exploits based on his real life as a musician, will feature upcoming guest stars Green Day and Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind.
The first single from "Always Got Tonight" will be "Let Me Down Easy," which will be shipped to U.S. radio outlets Monday and can be sampled on the artist's official Web site. Isaak plans to support the album with extensive touring through the summer.
"Speak of the Devil" debuted at No. 41 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 364,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Isaak's biggest chart success came in April 1991, when his album "Heart Shaped World" reached No. 7 on The Billboard 200 almost two years after its release on the strength of the single "Wicked Game," a No. 6 sleeper hit on The Billboard Hot 100.